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Democrats Face Appalling Choice: Clinton or Sanders

Kayleigh McEnany By Monday, 08 February 2016 03:40 PM EST Current | Bio | Archive

The choice between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is a choice between bad and worse, although I’m not entirely sure which candidate has earned the title of bad.

While the GOP debate stage proudly displays a business magnate, a world-class neurosurgeon, a female CEO, three governors, and two U.S. senators (all scandal-free and of upstanding character), the Democrat voter is left with a disturbing binary choice between an off-his-rocker socialist or a former secretary of state who might be indicted for her felonious email activity and should be investigated for the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Lacking in diversity of age and race, the Democrat stage appears wholly unrepresentative and entirely out of touch.

So unoriginal are the Democrat crop of candidates that the DNC originally agreed to only six debates, burying some of them on weekends. But hiding Clinton and Sanders in the deep, dark crevices of some forgotten hour of television does not conceal the Democrat deficiency from the scrutiny of the American voter.

On one side of the ring is Bernard “Bernie” Sanders, a 74-year-old second-term Senator, who only passed three bills during his nine years in the Senate, two of which only concerned the renaming of post offices.

But perhaps we should be relieved at Bernie’s inefficiency given his radical, socialist views. As a self-proclaimed Democrat Socialist, Mr. Sanders hopes to ignite a “political revolution,” changing the very formula that made this country the world’s economic superpower.

As Patrick Barron of Mises Institute ( so eloquently states: "The tragedy of Europe has socialism at its core … Nineteenth century Bismarckian socialism produced two world wars. Leninist socialism slaughtered and enslaved hundreds of millions until it collapsed, mercifully without a third world war. Yet, not to be deterred, in the ashes of World War II, Europe’s socialists embarked on a new socialist dream."

Despite its empirical failures, Bernie hopes to follow Europe off the cliff into the deep abyss of socialism and impose a failed theory on the American public.

And if you’re frightened by Bernie’s domestic vision, his international vision is all the more troubling. Mr. Sanders foolishly hopes to let Iran fight ISIS in Syria. Empowering the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism in a volatile region of the world seems like an idea floated by a pot-smoking hippie rather than a military strategy crafted by a commander-in-chief.

But fear not Democrat voters! On the other side of the ring is Hillary Rodham Clinton. While she might not have the crazed, naïve views of one Bernie Sanders, she does have a history of scandal at best and illegal activity at worst.

Bill and Hillary Clinton together have accrued quite the robust rap sheet of corruption, scandal, and personal and policy shortcomings. From Hillary Clinton’s failings in Benghazi, her unlawful email setup, and suspected quid pro quo corruption at the Clinton Foundation to Bill Clinton’s sexual dalliances and sexual assault allegations (not to mention Whitewater, travelgate, pardongate, humagate etc.), the Clintons are constantly drowning in scandal and corruption.

Leaving Bill aside, Hillary Clinton failed Americans abroad in Benghazi — Americans who lost their lives that fateful September day. And she failed the American public when she violated our trust by compromising national security information via her email setup and allegedly used her foundation as a vehicle to exchange State Department favors for money.

Nevertheless, Hillary Clinton is considered a viable candidate for the Democratic nomination and the presidency of the United States.

Perhaps the Democratic Party is out of touch with the American voter or perhaps these two poor choices were all they could find to run for the nomination — the telltale sign of a withering ideology.

In any event, turncoat Lindsey Graham said the choice between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz is like choosing between being “shot or poisoned.” Sen. Graham was sorely mistaken. Such is true of the choice between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Kayleigh McEnany is a conservative commentator regularly seen on CNN and Fox. She is a columnist for "Above the Law," and has appeared on many shows, including "CNN Tonight," "New Day," "The O’Reilly Factor," "Fox & Friends," "America Live w/ Megyn Kelly," "The Real Story w/ Gretchen Carlson," and "The Mike Huckabee Show." Read more of her reports — Click Here Now

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Perhaps the Democratic Party is out of touch with the American voter or perhaps these two poor choices were all they could find to run for the nomination.
clinton, sanders, hillary, election
Monday, 08 February 2016 03:40 PM
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